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Val Zavala retires after 30 years at KCET KNBC names Medina weekend co-anchor Univision ousts Lourdes Stephen and Orlando Segura Padilla out as Azteca América continues LA downsizing Telemundo 47 promotes González to VP of Tech
 
Val Zavala retires after 30 years at KCET

Val Zavala retires after 30 years at KCET

Her name may not be recognized nationwide, but Val Zavala has been a well-known fixture in Los Angeles television for the past three decades, as a reporter, anchor and executive producer of award-winning shows “SoCal Connected,” “Life & Times” and public affairs programs. But after 30 years at KCET, the multi-Emmy award-winning journalist has decided […]

KNBC names Medina weekend co-anchor

KNBC names Medina weekend co-anchor

Mekahlo Medina has been named permanent co-anchor of KNBC’s weekend editions of “Today in LA,” alongside Michelle Valles. His promotion comes after doing the job on an “interim” basis for the past year. “It’s been a dream of mine to anchor news at KNBC since I was 18 years old in New Mexico and meet […]

Univision ousts Lourdes Stephen and Orlando Segura

Univision ousts Lourdes Stephen and Orlando Segura

“Despierta América” has two less on-air personalities in its ranks. Lourdes Stephen and Orlando Segura are both out of a job as of this week. Univision confirmed they are no longer with the company, but would not comment on the reasons for their exit. Some reports state their contracts were not renewed. Stephen had been […]

Padilla out as Azteca América continues LA downsizing

Padilla out as Azteca América continues LA downsizing

José Luis Padilla, Regional VP of Azteca América’s West Coast-managed stations, is no longer with the company. Padilla, who joined Azteca América/KAZA-54 in 2014, is one of several people in the Los Angeles headquarters who lost their jobs. A company spokesperson confirmed the layoffs, but would not elaborate on the number of positions eliminated. Azteca […]

Telemundo 47 promotes González to VP of Tech & Operations

Telemundo 47 promotes González to VP of Tech & Operations

John González has been upped from Director to VP of Technology and Operations at Telemundo 47, where he has worked for the past four years. According to the company, González led the design of Telemundo 47’s state-of-the-art broadcast transmitter and oversaw its launch last year, making it the first Tri-State television station to officially resume […]

Val Zavala retires after 30 years at KCET

Val Zavala retires after 30 years at KCET

19 January 2018

Her name may not be recognized nationwide, but Val Zavala has been a well-known fixture in Los Angeles television for the past three decades, as a reporter, anchor and executive producer of award-winning shows “SoCal Connected,” “Life & Times” and public affairs programs. But after 30 years at KCET, the multi-Emmy award-winning journalist has decided […]

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KNBC names Medina weekend co-anchor

KNBC names Medina weekend co-anchor

18 January 2018

Mekahlo Medina has been named permanent co-anchor of KNBC’s weekend editions of “Today in LA,” alongside Michelle Valles. His promotion comes after doing the job on an “interim” basis for the past year. “It’s been a dream of mine to anchor news at KNBC since I was 18 years old in New Mexico and meet […]

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Univision ousts Lourdes Stephen and Orlando Segura

Univision ousts Lourdes Stephen and Orlando Segura

18 January 2018

“Despierta América” has two less on-air personalities in its ranks. Lourdes Stephen and Orlando Segura are both out of a job as of this week. Univision confirmed they are no longer with the company, but would not comment on the reasons for their exit. Some reports state their contracts were not renewed. Stephen had been […]

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Padilla out as Azteca América continues LA downsizing

Padilla out as Azteca América continues LA downsizing

17 January 2018

José Luis Padilla, Regional VP of Azteca América’s West Coast-managed stations, is no longer with the company. Padilla, who joined Azteca América/KAZA-54 in 2014, is one of several people in the Los Angeles headquarters who lost their jobs. A company spokesperson confirmed the layoffs, but would not elaborate on the number of positions eliminated. Azteca […]

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Telemundo 47 promotes González to VP of Tech & Operations

Telemundo 47 promotes González to VP of Tech & Operations

17 January 2018

John González has been upped from Director to VP of Technology and Operations at Telemundo 47, where he has worked for the past four years. According to the company, González led the design of Telemundo 47’s state-of-the-art broadcast transmitter and oversaw its launch last year, making it the first Tri-State television station to officially resume […]

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Santana named President of newly created Telemundo Global Studios

Santana named President of newly created Telemundo Global Studios

16 January 2018

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is consolidating all of the company’s domestic and international scripted production units under one new division, the newly created Telemundo Global Studios. Marcos Santana has been named President of the unit, effective immediately. He’ll now oversee Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. […]

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Salazar quits MegaTV; Moreno will take over newscasts

Salazar quits MegaTV; Moreno will take over newscasts

15 January 2018

María Elvira Salazar announced her departure from MegaTV live at the end of “Mega Noticiero” last Friday, January 12, almost two years since she launched the newscast on the Miami station. In her farewell message, she told viewers that former Univision 23 anchor Mario Andrés Moreno would take over the newscast starting this week. During […]

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SBS settles multi-million dollar lawsuit with Grupo Radio Centro

SBS settles multi-million dollar lawsuit with Grupo Radio Centro

15 January 2018

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) has settled a multi-million dollar talent poaching lawsuit with Grupo Radio Centro after almost two years, and in advance of an upcoming trial. The settlement terms were not disclosed, protected by a confidentiality provision. SBS announced the agreement late on Friday, January 12, stating all pending legal proceedings between the parties […]

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.
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